Vietnam races to launch 5G network, but Chinese tech giant Huawei notably left out of plan

Vietnam may soon become one of the first Southeast Asian countries to go 5G, with local telecoms firms racing to develop the country’s first nationwide network. But the cutting edge advancement is likely to come with one notable absentee: Chinese tech giant Huawei.The country’s biggest carrier, Viettel, announced on April 25 it had successfully tried out a 5G broadcast station in Hanoi with a speed of 600 to 700Mbps, reportedly on par with Verizon in the US. A full 5G network test is expected…